The Whalen - O'Faolain yDNA project has had a great new results for one of our members, who can trace back to Co Tipperary, he closely matches another of our members from Erill Co Laois.
The family have a 36/37 match with 2 other members in the Whalen - O'Faolain group. This is considered a very tight match, so we will be very interested to see if any of the families can find a paper connection between themselves, or if anyone else has a link to any of these families.
The lineages of the matches are; Kit 136758, Matthew Whalen, b Ireland, marr Mary Nolan Patrick Joseph Whalen, b 1870, Co Tipperary Ireland, marr to Annie Heaphy
Kit# 55192 John Phelan b 1715, Co Laois Ireland. Thomas Phelan b 1750-60, Ireland Michael Phelan b 1785, nr Erill Co Laois Ireland Martin Whelan b bef 1830, Co Laois Ireland, marr Catherine Martin Whelan/Whalen b 1839, Erill Co Laois Ireland, marr Mary John Whalen b 1872, Oakland Co MI, marr Emma
and Kit# 84389 William Whalen b 1857, Philadelphia PA, died Minneapolis MN.
We also have more families from Co Laois that are awaiting close matches;